After the recent deaths and injuries of area law enforcement officers, the Houston Texans are making a $10,000 donation to The 100 Club.
Corporal Charles Galloway and Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez, both of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, were killed earlier this week in the line of duty. In separate incidents, Galloway was shot during a traffic stop, while Gutierrez was struck by a driver. Three Houston Police Department officers were also injured Thursday in an incident downtown.
"We are proud to make a contribution to the 100 Club of Houston in honor of Corporal Galloway, Sergeant Gutierrez and the officers injured downtown earlier this week," said Houston Texas Chair and CEO Cal McNair. "Our first responders are every day heroes and we are grateful for their dedication to Houston."
The donation by the Texans will go towards supporting the families of the fallen and injured. The 100 Club is a non-profit organization that provides financial support to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty in 32 counties surrounding Houston.
"We appreciate the long-term support and partnership with the Houston Texans and McNair family," said Executive Director of The 100 Club William Skeen. "Their continual support of The 100 Club allows us to assist our heroes in their time of need. This donation will enable us to assist the families of our recently fallen, and seriously injured officers and firefighters. This also enables The 100 Club to fulfill our other mission of providing life protecting equipment to help keep our heroes safe."
Each year at the Texans Liberty White Out game, the franchise and Apache make a donation in support of The 100 Club of Houston, and host first responders at NRG Stadium for an appreciation event. Since 2013, the Texans have donated over $125,000 to The 100 Club of Houston.
Each month the Texans, in partnership with Apache, honor and recognize a heroic first responder through the Star of Courage program. To nominate a first responder and learn more, visit here.
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